UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE
1.0fte (working 37 hours per week) although job share and 0.8fte (29.6 hours per week) would be considered
The School of Physics, Engineering & Computer Science is seeking to appoint a Senior Technical Officer. The School offers a range of degrees including in Robotics & AI, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Main duties & responsibilities
The role entails preparation of materials and equipment for practical, commercial and short course classes as required in one or more areas of the School. This mainly involves support for specialist techniques in the robotics and mechatronics area for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and occasional support in other areas within the School. Furthermore, you will be involved in demonstrating the safe use of testing kit, technical equipment and specialist skills to all groups of staff and students and providing specialist and general assistance to students to enable them to carry out their work. Full duties are set out in the Job Description.
Skills and experience needed
You will need proven professional experience of working in a laboratory/workshop environment, ideally with students in the FE or HE sector. Substantial proven experience of working in the electronic mechatronics/robotics technology and general workshop basic equipment and hand tool skills and experience are also essential.
You’ll have experience and knowledge of electronics platforms, knowledge, of Internet Information Systems, and experience with other Server Variants e.g., Linux, Microsoft SQL Server and Knowledge of Internet Information Services (IIS). A minimum of 2 of these will be required as well as the capability to programme for ASP .Net (C#). You must be able to support assembly, manufacture testing and diagnostic equipment use in the School across all areas.
As we work both independently and within a team, you’ll be flexible in approach and attitude, with a client-oriented approach and able to prioritise to meet deadlines. Good communication and interpersonal skills are key.
You will hold a minimum of A-levels or equivalent qualifications, or have equivalent proven experience. A recognised qualification in an appropriate subject at degree or HNC/HND level or equivalent is desirable.
Please ensure you show in your application how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification. Previous applicants need not re-apply.
The University is required to meet UKVI visa regulations and we are not able to sponsor for this position. Applicants who do not currently have the right to work in the UK will have to satisfy UKVI regulations before they can be appointed.
Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave and discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts
To apply, please visit our website.
Closing date: 28 February 2021.
We are a committed equal opportunities employer and we particularly encourage applications from applicants who may wish to job share or work part time, as well as from women candidates to reflect staff under-representation, where it exists, and our diverse student cohort.